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Assisted Standing

To achieve a vertical position, bringing posture relief and innate confidence to widen activities.

Patient using exoskeleton to assist leg movement
Patient walking using full height exoskeleton
Standing using parallel bars

Identifying Solutions

Many injuries and lost functions can be overcome with rehabilitation. Spinal damage, stroke, or neurological conditions may still mean that walking, or standing naturally are not possible.

Our role is to find the best way to return that ability with the assistance of technology. For a specific task, or wider life.

Being able to make eye to eye contact is a pleasure, or restarting an activity. The opportunity to return to work may be important to you, or maintaining your independence.

A detailed assessment of your position and potential for moving forward is normally carried out. A written report can be provided, along with recommendations and direct support.

Our professional team can assist with learning to use equipment in the best way. Occupational therapists are available to help you fit this into the reality of life.

Assistive Technology

Recent developments have brought a wide range of devices for assistive standing, which make so many activities possible.

We have seen a surgeon who came to us for rehabilitation return to work, in an adjustable, standing wheelchair. A number of patients have found life enjoyable again, through a range of equipment:

  • Adjustable, electrical tilt tables.
  • Powered, upright exercise machines.
  • A variety of standing wheelchairs.

Each help people to achieve verticalisation and a more comfortable posture for the activity they wish to pursue. Pressure issues are relieved, reach is improved.

Equipment for supportive standing has become part of society, used to present, or teach, or by many other professions.

Exoskeleton therapy with staff support

Independence matters

Two tilt tables in use
Upright mode on tilt table

An Educational Approach

NASA use tilt tables to train and test their atronauts. A good way to get used to different perspectives and to learn to cope with varied spatial orientation, or balance requirements.

In a similar way, people coming to the Royal Bucks with little standing ability often begin reorientation on tilt tables.

They can be gradually adjusted and lead to time on other forms of motorised support frame. Greater levels of exercise often become possible, or the ability to pursue chosen tasks.

Even with significant, or complete weakness in lower limbs, solutions are normally found. Along with practical effect, safety and ease of use are always priorities.

They are backed up by our team working closely with those using the equipment. To provide understanding, training and the confidence to benefit from a new approach.

Personal Support

Recent research has shown that assisted standing has benefits beyond being upright, as valuable as this is. Wider physical and psychological improvement tend to follow.

Our staff appreciate this and will work closely with you to find personal solutions. Whether you come to us an inpatient, outpatient, or attend an advice clinic.

Achieving the mobility to carry out daily activities and have maximum independence are the core aims, along with your individual wishes to return to the life you chose.

Finer points you require support with are never seen as minor. From pressure issues, to needing unique adjustments on equipment, or carrying out an unusual task.

Assisted standing is more than a medical term, when this holds the ability to give so much pleasure and to rebuild lives.

Occupational therapy in training kitchen

Each detail is met with care

Our Facilities

Our patients and the people who care for them deserve the finest facilities, to ensure effective rehabilitation.

Technician studying head scans on screen

An adjacent hospital

The Royal Bucks rehabilitation centre is separate, although having our hospital in the same building can be helpful. A state of the art facility, with around 60 consultants covering every aspect of medicine.

Exercise session on RT300 therapy machine

Advanced technology

Our centre is amongst the best equipped in Europe, with an anti-gravity facility based on NASA designs, varying types of exoskeleton, laser therapy and high tech aids for neurological rehabilitation.

Physio and patient in hydrotherapy pool

Hydrotherapy pool

An 8.5 metre pool heated to 34 centigrade, with resistance jets for exercise and a jet massage. The pool provides accessibility for all, with slides and hoists built in and is supported by experienced staff .

Physiotherapist supporting patient

Skilled Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is recognised for the value this is able to bring after trauma, or surgery. Where longer term conditions apply, our physios are leaders in the field and play an important role in recovery.

Speak to our team today

Get in touch to book an appointment, for further information, or to ask any question you wish. All contact is handled securely and confidentially.

Call us on

01296 678800

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